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Debby Hoesterey

10:00 – 11:30 AM
Ready to Read & Write: Developing Literacy in a Preschool Classroom
In early childhood classrooms, children should be engaged in developmentally appropriate, joyful explorations of literacy, language, and print. This is a widely accepted and widely practiced principle. But what does it really mean? What do effective early literacy programs really look like? What research supports best practices? In this session we examine what is critical in today’s early childhood classrooms and find out what is indeed developmentally appropriate in preparing children to be readers.

Sharon Zinke

9:30 – 11:30 AM
RIME MAGIC: Fast Success for Struggling Readers
For K-2 educators, the session focuses on prevention
In this workshop, participants will learn strategies that will efficiently and effectively give students complete access to the secrets of English decoding with fast results! Students who have fallen behind in word recognition find motivation and success in just a few short, targeted lessons, allowing mastery of the Common Core Foundational Standards. Even more exciting, prevent future decoding issues in the primary grades with a five-minute lesson each morning, leaving plenty of time for a strong focus on reading and comprehension. English Language Learners will enjoy a smooth transition to English reading. Have fun making a big difference for your struggling decoders!